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Lake Norman North Carolina

Lake Norman State Park, Charlotte, NC 28078
+1 704-380-1213
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Wonderful Day on the Lake

Lake Norman is beautiful. We rented a boat for the day, we've actually done it twice now, and it... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2015
Macon, Georgia
via mobile
Calm Waters

The lake is so calm. The miles upon miles of shore line are incredible. It's hard to drive all... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2015
Greenwood, Indiana
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The largest man-made lake located outside of Charlotte that offers golfing, fishing and boating, with over 500 miles of shoreline and islands you can pull up to and picnic.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“man made lake” (12 reviews)
“jetton park” (10 reviews)
“state park” (9 reviews)
Lake Norman State Park, Charlotte, NC 28078
+1 704-380-1213
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Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Lake Norman is beautiful. We rented a boat for the day, we've actually done it twice now, and it was so relaxing. You can boat and look at the miles and miles of shoreline. You can fish, swim, go tubing. We spent the entire day...More

4  Thank anaisninsiana
Reviewed 25 June 2015

The lake is so calm. The miles upon miles of shore line are incredible. It's hard to drive all the way around. Not too many tourist places to eat. I wish there were more parks. Seem to have to drive a lot to get to...More

Thank heharrell
Reviewed 23 June 2015

It's a beautiful man make lake. Large expanses on water below the NC 150 bridge and more of a quite river channel to the north. Very few public beaches but a number of nice parks on the sides, particulary on the lower end. Number of...More

Reviewed 22 June 2015

Had the chance to go on the lake with some friends while visiting Charlotte. It's the biggest lake in North Carolina and just gorgeous. Saw an osprey nest and the babies while on the lake.

Thank kiwizoe
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I was visiting for the NASCAR weekend and had a few hours to spare on a Saturday afternoon so we decided to drive to Lake Norman to look at some nice scenery. It was about a 30 minute drive from Charlotte and very easy to...More

2  Thank mitchellaustralia
Reviewed 4 June 2015

What a beautiful lake. We spent several hours exploring. Stopped for lunch at the Rusty Rudder which I will do in another review, but it was great.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Want to give a shout out to Aquaventure for their boat rentals. And being right there on Lake Norman is awesome. It's a beautiful lake and exactly where I love to be. Even on a major holiday it didn't seem that crowded! Have plans to...More

3  Thank Taz612
Reviewed 25 May 2015

A lovely relaxing place and very beautiful. Toilets but no where to buy food open. Probably too early in the season

1  Thank CometoScotland1
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Very nice area to take a quiet walk with a loved one. We go to lake Norman park everytime we are in town.

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 19 May 2015

If you can get out on Lake Norman during the week days you will find calm water and open coves to yourself. Rent a pontoon, go anchor, and soak up sun and read a good book in a beautiful relaxing setting.

3  Thank couple200
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Steve M
6 July 2017|
Response from LiliT0URS | Reviewed this property |
You can rent boats at Morning Star in Cornelius.
14 March 2017|
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Response from Janice B | Reviewed this property |
Try Airbnb or VRBO if you are looking to rent a house. If you specifically want something right on the water make sure and specify that in your search. Good luck, and enjoy! It's a beautiful place!
22 August 2016|
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Response from Mengerrie | Reviewed this property |
There are no trains or other public transportation from Charlotte to the Lake. It's about 20 miles. You would need to rent a car for flexibility.